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Building a Career beyond Academia: How to use your Arts & Humanities Research and Skills

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Have a great idea which could solve a problem facing society?

 

Have a great idea which could solve a problem facing society?

Share it at Edinburgh’s Falling Walls Lab on 29 July 2014 and win a trip to the International Final in Berlin.

 

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Asia Scotland Institute - Post-conflict rebuilding Event

As Sri Lanka seeks to rebuild after its turbulent, controversial recent history we welcome His Excellency Dr Chris Nonis, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the UK, to discuss the challenges and opportunities this unique country faces and to explore its strong historical connections with Scotland. Tickets include a reception at the Royal Society after Dr. Nonis' address. - See more here.

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Ruth Davidson completes 'The Politicians and the Profesisonals' Series

Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, delivered the final speech of our series with the title, “A Union Revived”. Ms Davidson used her lecture to argue that the referendum debate provided an opportunity for Scots, and also those living elsewhere in these islands, to look again at what Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom gain from their 300-year old partnership.

Ms Davidson opened her speech by reflecting that David Hume’s call for scepticism and empiricism struck a chord with Conservative beliefs, but that they contrasted with the ‘razzle dazzle’ of the nationalist cause. This, she suggested, was a contrast all the stronger with the United Kingdom often unwilling to wear its patriotism on its sleeve.

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A fantastic opportunity to become a SaltireFoundation Fellow!

A fantastic opportunity to become a SaltireFoundation Fellow!

Applications are currently open for the 2014-15 Saltire Fellowship; an 8-month hands-on business leadership programme. 

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Dr Murray Collins is Chancellor’s Fellow in Data Driven Innovation – Space and Satellite Analysis at the University of Edinburgh. He analyses satellite data for ecosystem monitoring, with a focus on mapping tropical forests and deforestation. He has worked across SE Asia (Cambodia, Sulawesi, Sumatra), and west/central Africa (Gabon and Sierra Leone), undertaking forest surveys and mapping.

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18 March 2019
Alaa Hamdon welcomes the first consignment of new books from Book Aid International to Mosul Library...